Shooting the Mafia (15)

Dir: Kim Longinotto

Ire/US, 2019, 94 mins, English & Italian dialogue with subtitles

In her 40s, stuck in a stuffy household and battling depression, Letizia Battaglia took a job as a photographer for a Palermo newspaper. Planning to document ordinary people’s lives, she instead found herself recording the reign of terror inflicted on the city by the Mafia. Her photographs of the period are astonishing; visually dazzling, their cool, honest depiction of the brutality metered out to her fellow citizens still feels taboo. An inspiring account of a woman so loyal to her city and the need to document its reality, she disregarded the danger to her own life.

Official Trailer

SCREENINGS

Thu 2nd Jan 2:30pm 7:30pm
Fri 3rd Jan 7:30pm
Sat 4th Jan 2:30pm 7:30pm

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